The Social Media Womble

#69unbox - tagging nostalgia

This time last week Dan and I were building bookcases, the weekend prior constructing desks. As I write this, I have a bookcase filling with books and a small step closer to unpacking the many boxes not just those from the old house but boxes already filled and in some cases never unpacked when I moved into the last house. It's brought me to a place where I can tackle head on the sometimes crippling sentimental attachment to the palpable nostalgia and memories evoked when in the presence of ...

6 Things you might not know about in Twitter

This is where you will be going... 1. Settings - 7th item down - Show Tweet Translations This setting is ticked by default, at least I have never knowingly activated it. 2. Settings > Mobile - 3rd item under My Phone - Sleep Settings This setting I recall turning on long ago. Its one of the early settings I remember thinking was very useful. I don’t get updates to my mobile devise between 2am and 8am. 3. Settings > Find Friends - see screenshot When new to twitter or any social...

Stage Managers and Production Creatives, Would you Google Hangout to Network?

Google Play hosted this Hangout (above) with Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Google+ is ideal if you want to host events with an online dialogue and interact with fans its a great starting point solution. This particular event was to promote Spielberg’s upcoming film, Lincoln. Five lucky people got to actually ask questions and chat with Gordon-Levitt and Spielberg. Three used their personal computers, while two others joined from Times Square–where the Hangout was als...

Falling Through The Cracks

Towards the close of 2013 I found myself at odds with Nottingham, the city I lived and worked in for 14 years. It's contradictory visions for business and citizen support vs cooperate profit and capitalist ideology no longer made it a viable place for me to call home. On a civic standing the city council has failed me and despite my best efforts to reconcile my growing dispare in the face of community disquiet I realised Nottingham didn't have place for me. Funding battles, community in f...

WILLIAM SHIPLEY, GRANDFATHER OF CAFE CULTURE

As I edit the RSA East Midlands Nottingham and Derby conference footage I’m also learning about this extraordinary man who has inspired generations of modern thinkers. If you think the high street coffee culture is a new think again. Try 1754! First Published on Saturday, 14 July 2012 in http://www.think-magazine.com/cultur Written by Mark Ellis - Mark Ellis teaches 18th-century literature at Queen Mary, University of London His book The Coffee House: a Cultural History is available...

Social Media for Stage Production - TOP 10 platforms, tools and services essentials for your 2014 toolkit

Late last year I was asked to write an article for the 2014-15 publication of the Theatre Careers Handbook. Discovering Digital Pilot Theatre, Second Life and Live-streaming Paper and Show Time Going Social - Media, Networking and associated Technology Social Media Social Networking Social Technology This article has been written for SJP by freelance digital projects manager and collaboration coordinator at PCMprojects, Caron Lyon. Caron has created professional social networks for ...

Direction, Horizons and Perspective

First blog of the year, not my last I hope. It is an eternal struggle to evaluate weather your internal dialogue is worth sharing. I have three full notebooks from last year of notes, ideas, idle thoughts, discoveries,lessons, and reminders, not to mention the media captured day to day, around events and at paid gigs; Audio, video, photos, flyers, postcards, business cards and lanyards, not forgetting freebie items of genuine usefulness. 2013 was a media rich yet cash poor year. That art...

From Your Heart - One last time #WFYH13

Well 2 actually… It is rare that something is genuinely free with no strings attached. Writer and Podcaster Eileen Parr asks only for your interest to part with your email in exchange for free access to her Writing From Your Heart online gathering series. Listening to the live guest interviews and on-demand access for 72hr Eileen gives this freely. Packaging the entire series for download provides the revenue stream which is accompanied by numerous resources and offers contributed by the ...

Dragonesses' Den - Women are doing it for themselves?

Back in May I was invited to deliver a short workshop about understanding Facebook at a Women in Nottingham networking event at BioCity after a fellow female practitioner was unable to accept the invite. The session turned in to a 101 in online identity and Facebook. Subsequently I received an email invite to the following WIN event at the New Exchange Art Centre. A few days later I received an email inviting participation in the Women Mean Business Dragonesses' Den. Now anyone who knows ...

Ready to Rummage?

Most monthly events come round monthly! A stupid thing to say you might think but that regular march of time can be a reassuring regulator or a speeding tempo. I think consistency is important especially as an event organiser. The same holds true in the social media realm. Physical meet ups have been far more necessary with this digital dimension constantly vying for attention. Making those connected times relevant, meaningful and propinquitous. Ironic that the word expressing the sentime...